Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
In all that craziness last night I forgot to actually comment on the breakdown lol. It's certainly an interesting one, aren't they all? DURRR The opening being so low is just flat out wrong tbh. It shouldn't be anywhere near those numbers and I find it confusing as hell that the closing segment last week featuring Brock/Cena could have such a huge number and then one week later have such a low number. I don't think it's because people aren't interested. If they weren't interested it wouldn't have done so well in the first place. If they weren't interested Lesnar's interview wouldn't have pulled so many people back either. Or maybe they aren't interested. I guess next week we'll know for sure because if it happens twice+ then there isn't really any other conclusion you can come to.
As for the rest, I'm glad the stooges were the low point of the show. They were fucking shit and nobody wanted to see them there. I hope their movie does shit as well just to spite them too. Jericho/Punk had a better gain than they usually do, which is good, but then lost half the people they pulled in in the next segment, which is bad lol. Both programs did just alright this week but nothing was exactly stellar. The highest gain of the night was Lesnar's interview and it didn't even top 500k. No segment was over the 5 million mark either which is really bad, especially for Cena/Lesnar. But the overrun was close I suppose.
I always say this but next week will be interesting for sure lol. While it wasn't exactly the awesome program it could have been both substance and ratings wise, at least Rock/Cena was doing the average or slightly above in the time slots they were in. So far, outside last weeks monster number, Cena/Lesnar hasn't exactly produced the goods. It's only been 2 weeks though so it's not really fair to judge yet. They really ought to be hitting around the 5 million mark from here on out though imo. Most of the top and hottest angles are at that mark and that's the standard I'm holding Cena/Lesnar too as well. Who knows, maybe this will turn out to be a case of lower viewing audience/higher PPV audience. We'll find that out come Extreme Rules. All I can say is, they have my buy, something that wasn't guaranteed before Brock Lesnar came back last week. After that, I really don't know. Depends how they handle it as always I suppose.